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News Release 128

Contact: Steph Deidrick, 573-751-9392
                steph.deidrick@dnr.mo.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 16, 2014 Volume 42-14-128 

"Steamboats and the Missouri River" at the Missouri State Museum August 6

Jefferson City, Mo. - The Missouri State Museum and Jefferson Landing State Historic Site will present the program, “Steamboats and the Missouri River,” as part of the ongoing “Museum after Hours” series on Wednesday, August 6. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the program will begin at 7 p.m. in the Lohman Building.

Join museum interpretive staff for a program that showcases steamboats and the Missouri River. The Lohman Building is one of the earliest riverboat landings still standing in Missouri. This program will highlight the building, the importance of steamboats, and the "Big Muddy."

The Missouri State Museum’s “Museum after Hours” events are held the first Wednesday of each month when the museum galleries remain open from 5-9 p.m. “Museum after Hours” is for those who have wondered what it would be like to visit the museum at night or whose schedules don’t allow daytime outings. In addition to the special programs, the events allow a more relaxed opportunity to view all the museum exhibits. These exhibits include both old favorites and new offerings. Evening entry to the museum is through the carriage entrance on the south side of the building underneath the grand staircase.

The Lohman Building is located at 100 Jefferson Street, in the exhibits area on the ground floor. Entrance is at the corner of Jefferson and Water streets. For more information, contact the museum at 573-751-2854. For information on state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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